Sep 28, 2019 - Politics & Policy

The process of impeachment

Diagram of the typical process for impeachment over an image of the Whitehouse

Diagram: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Although three U.S. presidents have faced impeachment, none have been removed from office. Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were both impeached, but the Senate declined to remove them from office, and Richard Nixon stepped down before the House could vote.

How it works: Below is a graphic that explains the typical procedures for impeachment and removal from office.

Diagram: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Diagram: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Go deeper: National Constitution Center analysis of Article II, Section 4

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